Here are the Blogs in the Geoffrey Clarfield category.
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Sunday, 21 September 2014
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Experts such as Israel’s Dr. Shlomo Avineri, who often appear on television and radio, in Israel and abroad, and who try to explain the war in Iraq to the general public, are usually political scientists, Arabists and Middle Eastern specialists, politicians and sometimes even journalists. Almost ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/21/2014 7:37 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Friday, 19 September 2014
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Allow me to introduce Canada's one and only Mark Vandermaas, here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/19/2014 5:32 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Monday, 15 September 2014
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From the Times of Israel: BERLIN — A Jewish community-organized rally protesting the recent surge of anti-Semitism throughout Germany saw an eclectic 8,000-strong crowd at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate Sunday. Among the heterogeneous protesters at the rally, organized by the Central Council of Jews ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2014 11:56 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 13 September 2014
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BBC: The family of a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran after going to a men's volleyball match have appealed for her release. Ghoncheh Ghavami, 25, was detained after the match in June. Her family say they do not know if she is being held under any charge. She is now reportedly being ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2014 2:56 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 13 September 2014
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John Adams in a letter to F.A. Van Der Kemp, 16 February 1809: "... I will insist that the Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2014 2:21 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 6 September 2014
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Jennifer Schuessler writes in the New York Times: More than 50 years after its publication, Hannah Arendt’s “Eichmann in Jerusalem” remains enduringly controversial, racking up a long list of critics who continue to pick apart her depiction of the Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann as an exemplar of ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2014 5:31 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 6 September 2014
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Lawrence of Arabia-As You Never Saw It is a small short book, published in 2014, more like an old fashioned extended essay (when people used to write and even read these kinds of things). It is written by Charles Martel and Louis Palme, clearly pseudonyms for a former combat marine and a former Peace ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2014 9:23 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Wednesday, 3 September 2014
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Common enemies and shared interests have aligned the Saudis, the Egyptians, and other Arabs with the Jewish state. That's the good news...writes Elliot Abrams in Mosaic. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/03/2014 3:23 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Wednesday, 3 September 2014
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This year’s Toronto based Ashkenaz festival went on for a full three days. It included music, theater, film, workshops, lectures and a parade. The festival has been around for decades and gets bigger and better with every passing year. Had I the time and the leisure to see it all, I would have, for ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/03/2014 6:27 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Friday, 29 August 2014
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An interesting questionnaire for Palestinian Advocates By Yashiko Sagamori If you are so sure that ” Palestine, the country, goes back through most of recorded history,” I expect you to be able to answer a few basic questions about that country of Palestine : When was it founded and by whom? What ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/29/2014 12:44 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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Soeren Kern writes at Gatestone Institute: The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel society within the Netherlands. A new integration bill (covering letter and 15-page action plan), which Dutch ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/27/2014 5:06 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Sunday, 24 August 2014
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American comedian Jackie Mason writes in the Jerusalem Post: Thank God that the fighting in Gaza has stopped for the moment. If Israel sneezes, Hamas and the others may start the fireworks again and Israel will again be forced to defend itself. If that happens, I’ll say thank God for the Republican ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/24/2014 1:02 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014
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Amnon Lord writes in Mida: A little while ago, an Israeli called his car repair shop in the village of Tira. The word Kurdi was part of the shop owner's name. The man on the other end answered in English. Only then did the Israeli realize he'd accidentally called the office of Massud Barazani, President ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2014 8:53 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Monday, 18 August 2014
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My sister and I went for a walk and found this visual joke! ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/18/2014 8:26 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 16 August 2014
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Bruce Thornton writes: Once the heart of liberal education, the study of Greek and Latin languages and literatures has unfortunately been reduced to a prestige discipline found mainly in elite universities rich enough to afford the luxury of a classics program. The once universal high schoolexperience ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/16/2014 2:07 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 14 August 2014
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Alan M. Dershowitz writes at Gatestone Institute: Criticizing specific Israeli policies is certainly not anti-Semitic. Indeed many Israelis are critical of some of their nation's policies. But support for Hamas is anti-Semitic, because Hamas' policies and actions are based, at their core, on Jew-hatred. ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/14/2014 6:33 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Wednesday, 6 August 2014
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Daniel Pipes writes: What role does religion play in American attitudes towards Israel? An analysis by Frank Newport, the editor-in-?chief of Gallup Inc., reviews 14 annual Gallup polls from 2001 to 2014, in which respondents answer the same ?question: "In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2014 1:30 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 31 July 2014
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You can be sure that they no longer teach this in our universities. At the Library of Economics and Liberty, Robert Hessen writes the entry on Capitalism: "Capitalism,” a term of disparagement coined by socialists in the mid-nineteenth century, is a misnomer for “economic individualism,” which Adam ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2014 2:39 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 31 July 2014
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Brandon Marlon writes in the Algemeiner: In the timely hour of battle between Israel and its neighbors, it is helpful to recall the timeless principles of warfare set out in the Torah, Talmud, and rabbinic commentaries that touch upon a variety of combat-related issues still pertinent today. Canadian ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2014 12:34 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 31 July 2014
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David Kirkpatrick writes in the NYTimes: CAIRO — Battling Palestinian militants in Gaza two years ago, Israel found itself pressed from all sides by unfriendly Arab neighbors to end the fighting. Not this time. After the military ouster of the Islamist government in Cairo last year, Egypt has ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/31/2014 5:20 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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